Why Rental Property ROI Isn't As Important As You Think

The ROI (return on investment) of a rental property is arguably one of the most calculated metrics when deciding whether or not to invest. Even veteran landlords tend to look at ROI as the sole metric that decides whether or not something is a “deal”. But, in the 2022 housing market, more and more landlords are seeing a massive boost in equity, and new investors are finding cash flow harder and harder to find. Has ROI kept its relevance?

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Episode 603

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00:00 Intro
03:07 Quick Tip
04:07 How to Scale Your Portfolio Faster
11:07 Investing in a Depopulating Area
16:45 Long-Distance House Hacking
21:02 Critiquing the Cash Flow Argument
30:30 Investing in Non-Landlord Friendly States
33:57 What Do You Think of Seeing Greene?
34:51 Hold for Cash Flow or Sell for Capital?
48:20 Maxing Out on Mortgages
51:21 Investing FOMO and Buying Now or Waiting
56:22 Ask David Your Question!
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